SARATOGS SPRINGS, N.Y. (01/31/2018) (readMedia)-- The stories of Adirondackers who served at the Battle of Iwo Jima will be the topic of a free talk at the New York State Military Museum on Saturday, Feb 17 at 2 p.m.
The talk "We Were There: Adirondack Survivors of Iwo Jima" will be delivered by Dr. Daniel Way, a retired physician whose book "We Were There: World War II Stories from the Adirondacks Greatest Generation" tells the stories of Way's patients who served in World War II.
Way will focus on the Battle of Iwo Jima, which was invaded by the U.S. Marine Corps on Feb. 19, 1945. By the time the battle was declared over on March 26, 1045, a total of 6,821 Americans had lost their lives.
Way will use historic photographs, photographs from the veterans and his own pictures, along with selections from his book to tell the story of his Adirondack patients who survived the battle and came home.
Way, who retired after 37 years of practice in the Adirondacks, is the author of two other books about his Adirondack patients; " All in a Day's Work Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice" and " Never a Dull Moment: A Tapestry of Scenes & Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice".
The New York State Military Museum is located at 61 Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The program is supported by the Friends of the New York State Military Museum and the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield.